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  1. UC students walk out of classes to protest tuition hikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 |

    University of California students walked out of classes Monday to protest tuition hikes. Last week, the UC Board of Regents voted to increase tuition by up to five percent every year for the next five years.


  2. The increasing need for bona fide gifted and talented education programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 |

    In a November 5, 2014, piece , Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews asserted that a "study of 11,000 fourth-graders in one large, unnamed urban district indicates that parents' impressions of what gifted classes can do might not be based on fact." The "study" quoted by Mathews seems to be a preliminary report by David Card of University of California, Berkeley, and Laura Giuliano of the University of Miami.


  3. NorCal violists uniteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 |

    Us violists are a special breed. It takes a certain humility and love of music to commit to an instrument that isn't often featured in the spotlight.


  4. Accidental collaboration: Artist and writerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 |

    For some time now, I write stories and add an illustration. Most of the stories that I write are political news for which photographs are most appropriate for illustration and reporting.


  5. Hewlett Foundation Cyber Initiative grants $45 million in cybersecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 |

    Taxpayers bailed out the banks following the 2008 financial crisis and could be on the hook once again as the cyber security landscape changes each day and becomes more and more frequent, explains Mike Nelson, Chairman and Managing Partner of Nelson... The Hewlett Foundation has announced a $45 million dollar grant to three top university cyber programs, reported from The Hill today. The grant is provided by the Cyber Initiative program of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation which has as its mission to make lives measurable better for people.


  6. Berkeley mulls putting global warming warning labels on gas pumpsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 |

    Berkeley, California, along with the better known neighboring city of San Francisco, has entertained the rest of the country with odd, often paternalistic ordinances. The recent soda tax, which Forbes reports is being hailed as a "breakthrough" by public health advocates is a case in point.


  7. College rankings guide 2014-15 Princeton and Williams tops US News Best CollegesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 15 |

    U.S. News & World Report released the first of two college and university rankings this season on Sept. 9, 2014 with their Best Colleges rankings for 2015 both online and as a guidebook.


  8. UC Berkeley opens center for student-veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 10 |

    Just in time for Veterans Day, UC Berkeley announced the university has opened a veterans center for students. The new headquarters for Cal Veteran Services will be located in Stiles Hall at 2400 Bancroft Way.


  9. BAM/PFA Prepares Long Farewell to Current LocationRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 8 |

    On December 21st, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will be hosting a free day-long celebration, commemorating its last day of programming at the museum's current building at 2626 Bancroft Way. Titled Lets Go! A Farewell Revel , the event culminates a procession across the UC Berkeley campus to the site of it's future home, located on the corners of Oxford and Center Streets in Downtown Berkeley.


  10. Berkeley residents yes aye, while San Franciscans vote nay on taxing sodasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 |

    Berkeley, CA has become the first city in the nation to approve a one cent tax on each ounce of sugary soft drinks in an effort "curb consumption." Supporters of the measure have blamed the drinks for being a major contributor for the country's high-rate of obesity and diabetes.


  11. Berkeley, Calif. passes measure to tax sugary soft drinksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 |

    Though clearly a caricature of the libertarian ethos, Ron Swanson, the swarthy parks director on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," has dispensed more than a few pearls of wisdom during the sitcom's seven seasons. Aside from espousing the unparalleled joy of eating traditional breakfast foods and carving out for himself a well-fortified corner of personal privacy in a world that doesn't seem to really know what privacy is, much less value it, Swanson has made a name for himself railing against the so-called "nanny state."


  12. Measure R is bad policy for BerkeleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 |

    Measure R is a bad policy measure wrapped in the smoke and mirrors of misguided and wrongly interpreted progressive policies. According to an independent report, the possible growth loss in housing planned via the 2010 downtown plan would also affect the growth of local economics by hindering the growth of local business.


  13. Local swimmers named to the 2015 Team Usa Fina World Championship rosterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 31 |

    Rachel Bootsma is an Eden Prairie native and a graduate of Eden Prairie High School. Bootsma , who also was named to the 2015 World University Games roster, is expected to swim the 50-meter backstroke at the 2015 World Championships.


  14. Bay Area Weekend picks for Nov 30 - Oct 2, Hans Hoffman, SF Giants and more...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 |

    The weekend will get off with a roar on Friday with the SF Giant's victory parade and Halloween . Eric Fischl has some critical words about American art in the Guardian, Lee Krasner and Nicki de Satint Phalle were born this week and it's the 3rd weekend of SF's Open Studios Weekend 3 : Mission, Castro, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Upper Market, Glen Park Hans Hoffman at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive : Hofmann had begun traveling to the U.S. in 1930, when he was invited by a former student, Worth Ryder , to teach a summer art course at the University of California, Berkeley , where Ryder was a professor.


  15. Czech Philharmonic performs in Berkeley on 11-city tour of the USRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 |

    The Czech Philharmonic , led by Music Director Jiri Belohlavek begins a tour of the United States on November 4, six years after the orchestra's last visit to the US. The itinerary, which takes the orchestra from the West to the East Coasts, includes performances at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, at Carnegie Hall and at the National Cathedral in Washington DC.


  16. Final performances for 'L@TE: Friday Nights @BAM/PFA'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 |

    For creative programming and avant guard music, one need look no further that the upcoming schedule for the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive after gallery-hours program " L@TE : Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA." BAM/PFA will be closing it's galleries to the public in late December in preparation for the move to the new museum building in downtown Berkeley in early 2016 so the November/December 2014 L@TE schedule will be its last at the old location.


  17. Compelling 'City of the Sun' reveals Middle East: Author Juliana Maio's speaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 |

    When thinking of Egypt one normally would not equate the country as being friendly to those of Jewish faith or heritage. Juliana Maio , author, producer and entertainment lawyer, brings to light a past of rich history when Jews were born and lived in Egypt peacefully.


  18. Craft in America takes a riveting look at the story of craft and the militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 |

    It's a craft, America's creative spirit expressed through the language and traditions of the handmade. PBS Distribution is releasing Craft in America , the Peabody Award winning series.


  19. Oakland - Dynamic, Diverse, and so much moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 |

    In Part One of this series, we had just started our exploration of the seemingly "new and improved" city of Oakland, California . Situated just 42 feet above sea level and encompassing over 56 square miles including 19 miles of coastline to the west and magnificent rolling hills to the east, it is a jewel in the Bay Area.


  20. Farr 40 World championships return to San Francisco bay.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 |

    The Farr 40 Worlds returns to San Francisco bay this week for the first time since the 2004 event shown in these photos. Beginning today and continuing through Saturday, October 18th, the Farr 40 Worlds, the premiere event for this one-design class of racing sailboats, will be contested in a series of ten scheduled races on San Francisco bay.


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